Storms and Hurricanes

United Airlines to Raise Funds to Aid Victims of Dorian

United Airlines to Raise Funds to Aid Victims of Dorian

United Airlines announced plans to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.
The Chicago-based airline is launching an online crowd-funding campaign that it intended to provide support to four charities, the American Red Cross, Airlink, Americares, and Global Giving.
“Join United Airlines in supporting victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas by donating to one of our four relief partners,” the airline said on the microsite.
The site has already raised over $88,000 as of …

Hurricane Dorian Takes Aim at the Carolinas with Flooding and Tornadoes

Hurricane Dorian Takes Aim at the Carolinas with Flooding and Tornadoes

Hurricane Dorian, currently churning in the Atlantic some 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Bald Head Island, North Carolina, is moving up the East Coast of the United States after battering the Bahamas, where hundreds remain unaccounted for.
Forecasters believe that the Category 2 storm, which as a Category 5 hurricane killed at least 23 people in the Bahamas, will move closer to the coast of South Carolina and begin the …

Dorian Upgraded to Category 5 Hurricane, Now Capable of ‘Catastrophic’ Damage

Dorian Upgraded to Category 5 Hurricane, Now Capable of ‘Catastrophic’ Damage

Dorian is now a Category 5 Hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said in its 8 a.m. EDT update.
The center said that maximum sustained winds around the eye of the storm had reached 160 mph (257 km/h), calling it a “catastrophic” storm with “devastating winds.”
A total of 35 recorded storms have reached Category 5 strength on the Saffir–Simpson hurricanewind scale in the Atlantic Ocean north of the equator, the Caribbean Sea, …

Hurricane Dorian Nears Category 5 with 150 MPH Winds, Florida May Avoid Direct Hit

Hurricane Dorian Nears Category 5 with 150 MPH Winds, Florida May Avoid Direct Hit

Hurricane Dorian is now boasting maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (241 km/h), the National Hurricane Center reported in its 11 a.m. EDT advisory.
The latest data means that the storm’s wind strength is 7 mph (11 km/h) shy of Category 5 speeds. A Category 5 hurricane has minimum sustained winds of 157 mph (253 km/h).
While the storm is stronger, it is also moving more slowly.  The latest advisory said it’s now …

Dorian Now a Category 4 Hurricane, Mandatory Evacuation Orders In Place in Parts of Florida

Dorian Now a Category 4 Hurricane, Mandatory Evacuation Orders In Place in Parts of Florida

Hurricane Dorian continued its slow pass across the Atlantic late Friday, now as  a Category 4 storm based on the latest reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hurricane hunter aircraft.
The National Hurricane Center reported the storm’s change in status earlier this evening.
“Dorian has strengthened to an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane,” it said in a tweet at 8:47 p.m. EDT.
Mandatory evacuations are set to begin Sunday in Brevard …

‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Dorian Could Hammer Florida for Days

‘Extremely Dangerous’  Hurricane Dorian Could Hammer Florida for Days

Florida is hunkering down as Hurricane Dorian approaches.
“Dorian is expected to become an extremely dangerous major hurricane soon with additional strengthening likely as it heads for the northwestern Bahamas and the Florida Peninsula,” the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Friday morning.
The storm is taking aim at the entire state of Florida after battering Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
“It’s going to impact the entirety of …

5 Tips for Surviving a Major Storm or Hurricane When Traveling

It isn’t only just a headline. Monster storms, such as hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons, are affecting more people in more places in a shorter period of time than has been the case in the past. They wreak havoc in their path with punishing winds and torrential rains and finish with dangerous storm surges.
Travelers are particularly vulnerable.
The 2019 hurricane season, which started on June 1, has already resulted in countless delays, …